February 28, 2019
|Denver, CO – The Senate Finance Committee today voted 5-to-2 to advance SB19-139, More Colorado Road and Community Safety Act Offices. This bipartisan bill, sponsored by Senators Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City) and Don Coram (R-Montrose), would expand the driver’s license program for undocumented Coloradans to at least 10 state Department of Motor Vehicles offices. The bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.|
“Legalizing driver’s licenses for undocumented Coloradans has gained support from both sides of the aisle since it became law,” said Senator Moreno. “But the biggest roadblock to the program’s success has been an inefficient administrative process and too few locations, forcing many people to drive hours to get an ID. By significantly expanding the amount of DMVs that provide these licenses, we solve the efficiency problem and help tens of thousands of hardworking Coloradans across the state.”
Colorado’s undocumented driver license program became law five years ago, but the program’s success has been limited by a shortage of locations causing a high demand for appointments. SB19-139 would expand administration of the program from four offices to ten by 2020 and ensure that these new locations are spread out across the state.
To learn more about SB19-139, please visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-139.